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Many Hands, One Heart, Sacred Love for All
Sunday June 7th, 2020 at 10:30 am 

Come to the Manor, the table is ready
Sermon Teaser,  “In the Beginning, God”

Genesis 1:1-2:4a  • 2 Corinthians 13:11-13  • Matthew 28:16-20

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­We are the beginning. Every day of our lives we encounter first steps. First steps for me was 31 years ago I was ordained in Owen Sound, Ontario in the Bayshore Hockey Arena along with 21 Candidates, there were 1500 people in attendance. It was a glorious time of first steps. In the beginning, the first steps, God created an opening in the formless chaos. “Let there be light!” The first steps of identity in time and place mark the beginning of our relationship with creator and created.  When is the beginning. The absolute beginning of light. The first steps, light is energy, light is knowledge, light is love. The first steps of how we greet each other. The first steps of our appeal to order, mutual agreement to overcome the fractious community with the power of the God who is love. We stand in the first steps of Trinity, God who is creating, God who offers redeeming grace, God who is sustaining love. The first steps of disciples who climb the mountain to get a better view. The first steps where Jesus sent out the twelve. The beginning of beginnings of their first steps to risk, to heal and go to the world to mend, restore and build the bridge of living grace and compassion  The first steps to venture into the terrifying world in the beginning of Maiden, Midwife and Chrone. We are never alone, thanks be to God.                                              

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Ceilidh with the Manor, a kitchen party at home
Bring your song, your story, your favourite recipe, and celebrate the magic of your kitchen tales

Monday June 1 at 4:00 pm


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We celebrate our superstars at the Manor - 

May Chong, bedazzled our Sanctuary for Pentecost,
Ann Piper with custom made face masks,
Susan Johnson and Ann Piper hand crafted comfort shawls, 
offered as gesture of compassion for members of our community of faith, confronted by many challenges.


Join us Tuesdays at 5:00 pm for Manor with Heart Zoom call

  • We use a contact tree to help people stay informed by phone.
  • We help with purchasing groceries and pharmaceuticals.
  • We organize grocery gift cards for those on a limited income via the Samaritan Fund.
To join our Whatsapp group - https://chat.whatsapp.com/C2loigzzKbf7yXA39nfD8i

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Bible Study at the Manor, The Anam Cara Corner with Dr. JJ 
Walking in the Word, Tuesdays
at 6:30 pm
“Witnessing to the Triune God” Matthew 28:16-20


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Midweek Worship at the Manor, Come and Find the Quiet Centre, Wednesdays at 12:00 pm
“The Work of Your Fingers” Psalm 8

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Yoga at the Manor with Yoga Master Denise Moore,
Connect with Your Inner Harmony
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm


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Games Night at the Manor with Dr. JJ, Thursdays at 7:00 pm

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Region 10 Shining Waters Affirm Pride Planning
Saturday June 6 at 9:30 am 

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Renaming Contest!

Do you want to be immortalized in Manor Road history?  This is your chance.  Jubilee United has the Jubilation Newsletter, Bloor Street United has Good News on Bloor, we used to have the Manor Memo.  What will we choose for our future?  How can we connect the name of our church and our newsletter?
Send your ideas to manorroaduc@gmail.com.

Stewardship at the Manor – how can you support our Manor Road United Community of Faith?
(When donating, you may indicate where you would like your funds to be directed, the General Fund, Mission and Service, or our new Samaritan Fund which will assist people on a limited income, seniors and the recently unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic).
1.  By online electronic transfer from your bank to Manor Road United Church. Simply log in to your bank account online and select "email money" or "e-transfer". Follow the simple step-by-step prompts to direct your gift, of whatever amount you choose, to: manorroaduc@gmail.com. This is deposited directly into our bank account.  Please consider a monthly donation.
2. On our website using Canada Helps, click http://manorroadunitedchurch.com/ministry/financial-giving/ to make your gift. Please consider choosing a monthly donation. Note, 4% of your donation is used by Canada Helps for administrative costs. Receipts will be issued in the name of the person who made the donation online.
3.  By mailing a cheque to Manor Road United Church:
    Attention: Rev. John Joseph Mastandrea
                    Manor Road United Church
                    240 Manor Road East
                    Toronto, Ontario
                    M4S 1R8


   For our Little Rainbow Fish online, click here.

  For the children's ministry, click here.

  For Youth at the Manor, click here.

Missing music at the Manor?

Visit Tom Marcaccini at https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperTmarc/videos
And Mike Russell at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPFqzOWeihIVWtlEjKw5kww/
Also, see Choir of Women Physicians sing Rise Again at https://youtu.be/Wuiqee-AC-o


Visit http://manorroadunitedchurch.com/resources-for-our-time-at-home/ for resources to help navigate this time of physical distancing.


Interested in becoming a pen pal?  This is a great way for all generations to connect until we can gather again.  There are 3 lovely young siblings looking for a pen pal. Contact Dan Eng to get involved, dan.eng.wp@gmail.com.

Ann Piper has created herb gardens, especially for those who have limited outdoor space. Send her a message if you would like one or have pots to donate, apiperrpn@outlook.com.






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